The Scout Method and Venture Scouts



The Scout Law is set of values which shapes a code of living which young people voluntarily adhere to in the Scout Movement. The Scout Promise is a personal commitment to do our best to follow Scouting’s principles and to live the Scout Law.


  • Guides our behaviour both inside and outside of Scouting.
  • Encourages our best effort in everything we do
  • Personal commitment
  • Practical application through activities
  • Knowing the meaning is more important than knowing the words by heart.

The Scout Law

A Scout is to be trusted.

A Scout is loyal.

A Scout is helpful and considerate to all.

A Scout has courage in all difficulties.

A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.

A Scout has respect for self and others.

A Scout respects nature and the environment.

The Scout Law - Youth version

Beaver Scouts are Friendly
They always say Hi, Please and Thank You!

Beaver Scouts are Kind
They work hard and help their family and friends.

Cub Scouts are Honest
They always tell the truth.

Cub Scouts can be Trusted
They always keep their word.

Scouts are Respectful
They care for themselves and for others.

Scouts are Brave
They stand up for right and good.

Venture Scouts are Loyal
They support their family, friends and others.

Rover Scouts seek out Justice for all
They strive to make the World a better place.

There are section specific versions of the Scout Law, click the section links below.

The Scout Promise

On  my  honour  I  promise  that  I  will  do  my  best,  

to  do  my  duty  to  God, or
to  further  my  understanding  and  acceptance  of   a  Spiritual  Reality, or
to  uphold  our  Scout  Principles,

to  serve  my  community,  

to  help  other  people  

and to  live  by  the  Scout  Law.

There are alternate versions of the promise, in which the second line is different. It is up to an individual to choose the one that best represents them. 

Click for an overview of each of the Scout Method elements

Law and Promise  Learn By Doing   Nature and Outdoors   Personal Progression   

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